You cannot project what you do not have.
A flashlight cannot project light if it has no source.
And a person cannot project confidence if they do not feel it.
It is impossible to project more gravitas, you can only have more gravitas.
People talk about projecting more personal power, but people with personal power don’t need to project it.
A body builder doesn’t need to be standing in his undies flexing his muscles for you to see his bulge.
Often in life we are focused on how we are perceived by others, when ultimately others see us for who we expect them to see.
We all know women who lack beauty but have a magical attractive quality to them.
We know men who are five foot six who carry themselves like they are giants.
And we know men who are giants, who on the inside see themselves as small, and this is how we know them to be.
A man can put on a bespoke suit but if he sees himself as a derelict you will quickly see through the fancy attire.
A worker sitting in his office thinking he’s an imposter and that it is only a matter of time before others figure it out, has already been figured out.
To lead you must first convince yourself before you can lead others.
To project yourself as you want to be seen, simply be that you.
You will be seen.